Category Archives: Education

Mother raises cain about candy rewards and movies at elementary school

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A mother in northwest suburban Chicago is angry over her 7-year-old daughter being rewarded with candy and being exposed to non-educational movies during recess, according to a report in the Daily Herald on Thursday. Concerned parent Jennifer Nickels is criticizing a first grade teacher at Dundee Highlands Elementary School in West Dundee, Illinois, for handing […]

Christian school disenrolls transgender child

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A Christian school in Virginia is reportedly kicking out an 8-year-old child because they say that the child, Sunnie Kahle, 8, is gender confused. According to a report on MS News Now, Timberlake Christian School sent a note home with Sunnie which read in part: “You’re probably aware that Timberlake Christian School is a religious, […]

Blind Florida mom in bind after school district eliminates busing service

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A mother in Lake County, Florida, is scrambling as school starts, after she learned that busing in her neighborhood was cut due to school district wide budget constraints. The situation presents further challenges for the mother of two, a 2 and 5-year-old, because she is legally blind. Tammy Wilkins-Ferrell told the Orlando Sentinel that her […]

Chicago principal publicly shames elementary students

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Parents were furious over the actions of a principal of an elite Chicago magnet elementary school on Monday after they allege the principal used public humiliation to scold young girls who were wearing extremely short shorts. Parents gathered at a school council meeting this week for Decatur Classical School to confront principal Susan J. Kukielka […]

Senior's class photo pulled from yearbook for including infant son

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A 17-year-old high school senior at Wheatmore High School in Trinity, North Carolina, has had her senior class photo banned from the school’s yearbook because the student is holding her infant son. School officials told Caitlin Tiller, in April, just days before the yearbook was to be printed, they were pulling the photo because they […]

NYC public school first in nation to go vegetarian

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A public school in NYC has announced their successful transition towards becoming the nation’s first public school to offer an all-vegetarian cuisine. According to NBC News on Wednesday, the shift from chicken nuggets and pepperoni to tofu and bananas  happened sometime in January, but the school was watching to see how the experiment turned out […]

Teacher and high school student get into fist fight (video)

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A Stockton, Calif., teacher and high school student were unknowingly recorded after the pair got into a fight which knocked the student to the floor last week. The student, Marlina Martinez, was allegedly angry after her math teacher took her makeup away because she was applying it during math class. Martinez immediately called her mother […]

Mom accuses cop of breaking middle school daughter's arm

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An Akron, Ohio, mother has filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing local police of breaking her 13-year-old daughter’s arm. The lawsuit asks for a million dollars in punitive damages and $75,000 in compensatory damages. The lawsuit also alleged that the Akron Police Department tried to cover up the incident in a department wide conspiracy. The […]

Oregon middle school puts the kibosh on zombie survival class

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A middle school in Hermiston, Ore., was put under the microscope on Monday after parents started questioning a Zombie Survival Skills class they were offering to students at Armand Larive Middle School. According to Fox 12, some parents complained about the class theme, suggesting that the subject matter was too violent for kids middle school […]

After crossing guard takes break, 6-year-old struck and killed

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A NYC boy, 6-years-old, was struck and killed at a crosswalk while he was walking to school with his brother on Thursday morning shortly before 8 a.m. EST. The victim, Amar Diarrosova, was walking with his 9-year-old brother when they crossed the street together absent a crossing guard. A tractor trailer was reportedly turning onto […]

Substitute teacher admits kicking youngster in head

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A Mansfield, Ohio, substitute admitted on Tuesday that she kicked a 7-year-old student in the head last month while she was subbing at Sherman Elementary School. Erika Polk, 46, who has been a substitute in the Richland County area for almost 19 years, is no longer eligible to work as a sub in that county […]

High schoolers lose fingers in school sponsored tug-of-war

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Two teens, a male and a female, allegedly lost several fingers during school sponsored tug-of-war game on Monday. The students attend South El Monte High School in southern California. The tug-of-war was a lunch time activity to celebrate homecoming. It is unclear how the student’s fingers were torn off. The female student plays soccer for […]

Teacher posts duct taped students picture, now assigned arbitrator

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An Akron, Ohio teacher is in hot water after she allegedly posted a picture on her personal Facebook wall, showing some of her middle school students with duct tape over their mouths back in Oct. 2012. The teacher has been on paid leave since Oct. 19. Melissa Cairns, a math teacher at the new Buchtel […]

Teacher fired for being a former porn actress

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A teacher from Oxnard, Calif., hoping to get her job back after she was fired for being a former porn-actress, lost her appeal on Friday and will not be allowed back in the classroom.  Stacie Halas, 32, a science teacher at Haydock Intermediate School, was fired in April after students and teachers found pornographic videos […]

California Governor announces college online education pilot program

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In an effort to lower the cost of higher education and make it more available, California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Tuesday a new college online education pilot program.  The pilot program would allow students to take three entry-level mathematics courses and receive college credits. Brown said in a news conference, “We’re talking about our […]

Ohio teacher sues district, cites intense fear of children

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An Ohio school teacher who claims to be stricken with a pedophobia, an intense fear of young children, is suing the school district because she claims her disorder led to her forced resignation. Maria C. Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been a teacher for 35 years at the Mariemont School District in Marimont, Ohio, formerly teaching Spanish […]

Newtown parents discuss the fate of Sandy Hook

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Parents and Newtown, Ct. residents met over the weekend to discuss the possibilities of what should become of the Sandy Hook Elementary school that remains closed as police continue to investigate the massacre that happened there on Dec. 14. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a public meeting was held on Sunday to hear opinions about […]

New bill could make getting a college degree only cost $10,000

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California Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Marysville) is proposing a new bill that would make the cost of obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree more affordable.  Assembly Bill 51 would create the Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program for students in California who want to major in science, technology, engineering, or math. Under the pilot program, high school students […]

Sandy Hook students return to school January 3rd

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Surviving students of the brutal shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012 will be returning to school on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Students will be returning to a former middle school named Chalk Hill. The school has been out of commission for the last two years because enrollment was reportedly […]

Teacher's 'inundate' free firearms training in North Carolina

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In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, many teacher’s are showing an interest in firearms and self defense. On Wednesday, ABC reported that there’s a waiting list for a free class offered by Triangle Krav Maga, a self defense training facility located  in its multiple areas throughout North Carolina. The company’s website posted the […]

Missouri legislature supports teachers with guns

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A new bill filed on Tuesday, authored and supported by two Republican House Representatives in Missouri, would give teachers or administrators the ability to carry a concealed weapon (gun) in schools and classrooms if they have the proper permit. Several Missouri legislators believe that the massacre that took place on Dec. 14, whereby a 20-year-old shooter broke […]

After-school Kindergarten teacher reportedly a Santa killjoy

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Many parents were furious last week after they found out that Mrs. Fuller, an after-school teacher in Austin, Texas, ruined a Kindergarten class’  belief in Santa by telling the class Santa wasn’t real. The kill-joy teacher is employed by Pease Elementary, a public charter school in Austin, Texas. Parents were alerted when some of their 5-year-old children […]

Insulting teachers online could result in jail time

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North Carolina has recently passed legislation which would criminalize the act of students playing pranks on teaches online, setting up false identities or disparaging them. The School Violence Prevention Act, which was passed in North Carolina on Dec. 1, would make the act of insulting or harassing a teacher online a class 2 misdemeanor. While […]

Penn State sorority photo sparks racism accusations

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Members of the Chi Omega sorority at Penn State came under fire on Wednesday as a photo of the members dressed up like stereotyped, traditional Mexican ranchers, holding offensive signs, circulated over the Internet. The photo was likely taken around Halloween for a Mexican themed party. The female college students are wearing sombreros and ponchos and […]

8-year-old finds death threat in her desk

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An 8-year-old third grader in Mesa, Arizona, got quite a scare during a parent/teacher conference on Tuesday when she opened her desk a found a threatening message. Emma says she was very upset when she found a note that read, “To Emma. I will kill you. From Adam.” “I’m very uncomfortable, and I don’t really […]